Regional Team Leader, Infrastructure

Jubilee Insurance Company of Kenya is a leading composite Insurance Company in the East African Region offering a wide range of insurance products and services to individuals, and corporate clientele.

A challenging opportunity has arisen in the Information Technology Department and the company wish to invite applications from qualified and experienced persons for the following position:

Regional Team Leader, Infrastructure

Reporting to the Group Head of I.T., the ideal candidate will have the following overall responsibility:

  • All infrastructure design and implementation as well as day-to-day technical infrastructural support for the regional IT organisation including data center infrastructure, server infrastructure, telecommunications and network management.
  • Oversee a team that is responsible for activities such as monitoring networks and systems, uptime/availability, performance tuning, first level of trouble shooting, status reporting, deploying new releases, business continuity and ensuring backup recovery.
  • Development and implementation of systems strategies and technology and accountability for assuring that systems standards are established, adhered to, and implemented expediently.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and design infrastructure solutions for Jubilee with a long-term view of the business objectives for purposes of reliability, availability, security, efficiency and cost effectiveness;
  • Provide input into the technical direction for the firm's infrastructure as new technologies emerge and provide a roadmap for implementing suitable solutions;
  • Develop and provide solutions for any Jubilee projects that require infrastructure support including regional expansion;
  • Ensure the availability and responsiveness of the enterprise infrastructure including the data center, servers, telecommunications and network infrastructure;
  • Provide technical and operational support;
  • Support capacity planning to ensure sufficient resources to meet business requirements;
  • Develop service level objectives based upon established requirements;
  • Maintain and support an environment of continuous process improvement;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the head of department.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or its equivalent, Masters in Information Technology or MBA;
  • Over 10 years experience in leadership of large-scale systems planning, analysis, design, and development.
  • Experienced in both infrastructure and application development/deployment;
  • Demonstrated and proven experience of management and leadership in an infrastructure and operations setting;
  • Experience with a multi-platform environments consisting of Windows, Sun Solaris;
  • Experience with distributed network environments and security of the same;
  • Experience with oracle database environments;
  • Experience with high availability environments and disaster recovery processes and solutions;
  • Experience with data center management and efficiency.
  • LAN and WAN infrastructure and design for data and voice including VOIP;
  • Network Security design and implementation including firewall management, DMZ, intrusion detection, protocol management and monitoring etc.;
  • Network Monitoring and Management technologies including bandwidth management;
  • High Availability Server Management including server clustering;
  • Server Configuration and Management for unix and windows environments;
  • Server Consolidation using virtualization e.g. VMWare, Sun Containers;
  • Storage and Backup technologies including Storedge, Veritas and NetApp
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

    Deadline: 18th September

    Interested candidates should forward their detailed resume stating age, qualifications, experience, current salary, salary expectations, e-mail address, daytime telephone contact and names & addresses of three referees to:

    The Group Human Resources Manager,

    The Jubilee Insurance Company Limited,

    P.O. Box 30376-00100 GPO

    Nairobi

    Applications can also be sent by email to HR [at] jubileekenya.com

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